Despite being pretty to look at and typically associated with high quality, sterling silver should never go in your freshly pierced nose – or any other new body piercing. Sterling silver nose rings should be considered “special occasion” jewelry, and only worn in fully established piercings for short duration.
Here are few of the top reasons why sterling silver should never be worn in your unhealed nose piercing:
As long term piercing jewelry options, especially if you don’t want to change out your jewelry often, consider sticking with body safe materials that don’t tarnish – like niobium, titanium, or 316L stainless steel. Flexible Bioflex posts are another option.
If you’re looking for a bright white colored metal to wear in your nose piercing, then platinum or a high-karat white gold are both excellent alternatives. I personally use platinum in my piercings, and I love how low maintenance it is – platinum won’t tarnish in your piercing, it rarely needs polished to stay shiny and bright, and it’s suitable for most people with metal sensitivities.
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